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Student Programming Council

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About Our Organization

The Student Programming Council (SPC) encompasses students who are passionate about nurturing the common good and education of the greater Marist student body. We meet this objective through the planning and execution of over 75% of late-night programming on campus across various mediums– comedians, coffeehouses, socials, and insightful lecture engagements as well as off-campus field trips and events

Our mission lies solely in hearing the voice of Marist students and applying popular opinion to create memorable and fulfilling programming for those who seek wholesome nightlife options on campus. In our selection of programming, we seek performers in line with our values of creating a wholly-inclusive arena in which students may express themselves and be thoroughly entertained. 

Club Leadership

President: Kaitlyn Dugan ‘25

  • Assists with campus leadership workshops and orientations 
  • Oversee all SPC operations and delegate responsibilities at events for board members and general members
  • Serve as a branch of communication between SPC and Student Activities
  • Assure that all Event Evaluations are completed within a timely fashion by whichever board member(s) was/were signed up for the event.

Vice President: Heidi Saleh ‘24

  • Maintain and update the SPC Bylaws, Mission statement, and vision statement. 
  • Take over President’s responsibilities in their absence
  • Update the Google Voice application for off-campus trips 
  • Distribute emails to board members 
  • Responsible for organizing the programming selection process for the board and the entire campus. 

Outreach Chair: Hanna Zabski ‘25

  • Maintain and update SPC website
  • Work with student Activities office in promoting SPC and its events 
  • Give technical support when needed

Secretary: Grace Kirk ‘24

  • Take official minutes at board meetings 
  • Keep track of general member sign-ins at events
  • Maintain lists of all general member priority points and attendance 
  • Send out weekly emails to our members about upcoming events

Marketing Chair: Julianna Manrique ‘25

  • Work with SPC board members if needed in publicizing and promoting events through residence hall councils and social media, including items such as SnapChat filters, door hangers, etc. This may require collaboration with on-campus broadcasting organizations such as MCTV, The Circle, etc.
  • Act as a liaison between the student population and SPC by publicizing recruitment for SPC elections and meetings.
  • Update and maintain social media posts for each event

Publicity Chair: Izzy Ferrajina ‘23

  • Coordinate promotion of SPC and its sponsored activities 
  • Create publicity pieces for upcoming events
  • Lead the publicity committee in helping to create advertisement posters 

Chief Financial Officer: Anthony Verdino ‘26

  • Manage SPC’s general expense budget 
  • Maintain accurate record of different budget lines and SPC budget in general 
  • Coordinate the financial affairs of SPC 
  • Coordinate the SPC year-end financial report of each budget line 
  • Coordinate SPC budget proposal with the president for the following academic year. 
  • Coordinate and place all food orders for SPC events, being sure to forward a copy of confirmed food order contracts to our Supervisor.

Events Chair: Lina Tornese ‘26

  • Works with the  SPC advisor to plan on and off campus events for students.
  • Present these selected artists to the board and/or present these performers at a event
  • Supervise, manage and run social events and evaluate their effectiveness.

Performance Chair: Gavin Gilooly ‘26 and Sophie Pirrera ‘25

  • Sort through the mail, email, and other requests from artists and agencies to identify potential coffeehouse performers.
  • Present these selected artists to the board and/or present these artists at a selection-type event for coffeehouses.
  • Supervise, manage and run social events and evaluate their effectiveness.

Meeting Times/Locations

Due to the nature of our events, we do not have a strict schedule. Events are hosted several times a week, as well as on the weekends! Currently, our General Member meetings (GM meetings) are monthly on Tuesdays. The specifics of our event dates are always posted on our Instagram @MaristSPC and on poster boards located in the Murray Student Center! 

Earn Priority Points through Clubs and Activities

To earn one (1) point: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 50% of club/organization activities.

To earn two (2) points: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 75% of club/organization activities PLUS the community service event.

To earn three (3) points (executive board only): Officers must attend 50% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club activities including community service. If executive board members do not complete all of the requirements to earn three points, they will be eligible to receive up to two points based on the above criteria.

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